Skip to main content

Find out what happened during Saturday #TGIWeekender

#TGIWeekender certificates and merch

We hope you all had fun joining the UK’s biggest digital summer camp from your living room this weekend. If you're looking for #TGIWeekender certificate, you can download it here.

Don’t forget to buy your TGI badge, hoodie or t-shirt.

Saturday afternoon's activities

12pm – Welcome

Suitable for: Everyone | Led by: Chief Scout, Bear Grylls

Let’s get the weekend started! Find out everything you need to know to make the most of it.

Watch the video >
12.30pm – Build a den with Ed Stafford

Suitable for: Everyone | Takes: 30 mins | Led by: Ed Stafford, Scouts Ambassador and Adventurer

Get your base camp ready with TV’s Ed Stafford, an explorer who holds the Guinness World Record for being the first human ever to walk the length of the Amazon River.

Watch the video >
1.30pm – Reaction rockets

Suitable for: 8–14yrs | Takes: 1 hour| Led by: UK Space Agency

Reach for the stars in this space race involving acid-base reaction rockets.

Give it a go >
2.30pm – Whirly birds

Suitable for: 6–10yrs | Takes: 30 mins | Led by: The Royal Air Force (RAF)

Make a whirly bird, and take it for a spin. How well does it fly?

Give it a go >
3pm – Top 10 tips for nights away

Suitable for: Everyone | Led by: Dwayne Fields, Scouts Ambassador

Want to go on an adventure? Get all the insider info from a top expert.

Watch it here >
3.30pm – Building balance

Suitable for: 8–14yrs | Takes: 20 mins | Led by: Your local Scouts volunteers, or yourself

Core control and perfect posture are key to holding yourself up in these balance-building exercises.

What you'll need >
4pm – To foldly go

Suitable for: 10–18yrs | Takes: 25 mins | Led by: Your local Scouts volunteers, or yourself

Fold for fun in this traditional origami challenge, and come up with a new Scouts uniform.

Give it a go >
4.30pm – Compass coding

Suitable for: 8–14yrs | Takes: 45 mins | Led by: Raspberry Pi

Become a ScoutBot, and follow codes and compass directions to get back to camp.

Give it a go >

Evening activities –
Relax and reflect as we wind down for the night

5.00pm – Tea ceremony activity

Suitable for: Everyone | Takes: 1 hour | Led by: Scouts UKHQ

Spend some quali-tea time together with this GongFu guide to cha, chat, and chill.

Give it a go >
5.30pm - Signal and survive

Suitable for: 8yrs + | Takes: 1 hour | Supported by: Victorinox

Practise different ways to send messages and stay safe in a survival situation.

Give it a go >
6.00pm – Swing braiding

Suitable for: Everyone | Takes: 30 mins | Led by: Bushscout

Create your own cord with this unusual swing braiding technique.


Give it a go >
6.30pm – Let’s get cooking

Suitable for: Everyone | Led by: Scout Adventures

Make some simple and delicious recipes with the Scout Adventures team.

Give it a go >
7.30pm – Virtual campfire

Suitable for: Everyone | Led by: Scout Adventures

Get together with TGI Weekenders all over the UK for a digital version of the famous Scouts campfire.

Watch it live >
8pm – Bedtime story

Suitable for: 6–12yrs

Wind down with a relaxing bedtime story by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, read by Sam himself.


Watch it here >

After dark activities –
More fun for the night owls

9pm – What to look for in the sky

Suitable for: 10–18yrs | Led by: Your local Scouts volunteers, or yourself

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Find out all the exciting things you can spot in the sky and how to identify them.

Give it a go >
9.30pm – Stargazing

Suitable for: 10–18yrs | Led by: Your local Scouts volunteers, or yourself

From shooting stars to constellations, see what the night sky has in store. If you're not ready to log off, watch our Facebook Live with astronaut and Scout Ambassador Tim Peake

The Great Indoors Weekender Badge

You experienced something amazing. Get the badge to prove it. 

Pre-order the badge today >

Adapting activities to work online and at home

These activities were originally designed for groups meeting face-to-face, so you may have to think on your feet to make them work in the (very unique) situation we’re in. We’ve put together some suggestions for how you could make them work, whoever and wherever you are.

Find more information

Proudly supported by